The lush green lawn at the LeMay Family Museum in Spanaway, Washington, was staked and ready for the forecasted E30 Tsunami. On cue Sunday morning the wave of over 180 BMW E30s rolled onto the display field under cloudy morning, then wonderfully sunny afternoon, skies. E30s from six states and two Canadian provinces made the annual sojourn to congregate with other like-minded pilgrims.
This was the scene for the thirteenth annual E30 picnic organized by Lance Richert. The first E30 Picnic had around 50 cars. Today it is the world’s largest E30 event. There was even a crew filming the E30 Picnic for an upcoming documentary on the cult of the BMW E30.
Saturday, the day before the Picnic, there were E30-specific tech sessions run by R3VLimited and hosted by Griot’s Garage. From there, many made their way to the pre-Picnic party Saturday night at James Crivellone’s house in Tacoma. This group braved the possibility of hangovers for the next day’s big event.